Developing partner capacities for IBA and KBAs

Carolina Tavares da Silva Bernardo

The long term goal of this internship is to develop partner capacity to manage and inform conservation actions in Brasil, a megabiodiverse country with 234 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and 8000 km of coastline. SAVE Brasil’s one-year old shorebird conservation program has grown into a collaboration with many organizations and over 60 volunteers that monitor shorebirds in 13 different Brazilian states. SAVE Brasil is gathering the information to evaluate if these sites meet IBA and WHSRN criteria. By learning the IBA/Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) information management process, we intend to build SAVE Brasil’s capacity in managing biodiversity information and informing conservation decisions and public policies.